Need help with my music in the Cloud

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dunlopj

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I'm in need of a new cell phone. My current Galaxy S9 has a slot for a micro SD card so I can have all my purchased music available.

Phones with that feature are now rare and phones with that much internal storage are expensive.

Question....is there a reliable cloud or offsite system that would store my music and be available to stream on an Android cell phone?
 

LittleTreeGuy

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I'm sure something like Microsoft OneDrive would be able to provide cloud storage, but for the cost and reliability, I think you'd be better off getting two small solid state drives, keeping the same information on both of them (one is a backup), and just plug those in whenever you need music. That way you're eliminating a single point of failure. If your cellular or wireless internet drops, the cloud music is gone.

Just a thought...
 

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Microsoft, Google, Apple or any other reputable one could do it but you already have the phone ready transfer the cell service to the new one keep the old one as a music phone
 

dunlopj

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I'm sure something like Microsoft OneDrive would be able to provide cloud storage, but for the cost and reliability, I think you'd be better off getting two small solid state drives, keeping the same information on both of them (one is a backup), and just plug those in whenever you need music. That way you're eliminating a single point of failure. If your cellular or wireless internet drops, the cloud music is gone. Just a thought...
I think you're missing my point. I already have 3 backups to my music. They won't help if I get a new phone and need access to my music via a cloud based system.
 
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dunlopj

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Microsoft, Google, Apple or any other reputable one could do it but you already have the phone ready transfer the cell service to the new one keep the old one as a music phone.
Jeff, I really don't want to carry a cell phone just to play my owned music. Does MS One Drive or Google Cloud have a app to allow me to access my owned music on a new cell phone?
 
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Jeff, I really don't want to carry a cell phone just to play my owned music. Does MS One Drive or Google Cloud have a app to allow me to access my owned music on a new cell phone?
onedrive has app and Google. You can access anything you have store there. For Onedrive the interface for play music & video isn’t the best. But integration with everything else works great. Pretty much everything I have on my laptops is only onedrive, my iPad & IPhone send all my photo there. Onedrive is my bridge between my iPads/iPhones and my PCs
 

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MS One Drive has an app and Google. You can access anything you have store there. For Onedrive the interface for play music & video isn’t the best.
So if I use a cloud based system to "hold" my music, I can't use the Samsung music app to play the music? I'd be stuck with using whatever cloud system I use playing using their app?
 
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Correct, a cloud is for storage, not for streaming to a music app. With that in mind, there are apps that are built to play music from personal internet based storage locations - but it seems they all have a fee. They would also require permissions to your storage locations. From a security point, be aware of what access / permissions your apps have on your devices. Also, cloud access is based on your device's connection to the internet, which is not a given everywhere. Some cloud players download the music to your device, so it can still play songs while you're offline - which kind of brings you back to block 1, why not have them on the device?
 
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I don’t think you can play them that way, Using a different app. But you can play them using the onedrive app. Anything I want to play using a DJ app, I place the music on the iPhone & iPad. Like they said I don’t think you can stream music like the way you want to using onedrive or Google drive.
 

dunlopj

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Thanks for all the sage advice. Gives me pause for thought. I may need to suck it up and buy a new phone with enough internal memory.
 
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